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Per Capita

Per Capita Funding - What it Supports


Per capita provides the Office of the General Assembly with the means to strengthen the connections of our work, and build lasting relationships to help all Presbyterians share God’s love through mission and ministry.


  • Partnering with ecumenical bodies worldwide to promote Christian unity to extend the church’s work for peace and justice far beyond what we can do ourselves including the National Council of Churches of Christ, the World Council of Churches and the World Communion of Reformed Churches
  • Witnessing on behalf of the church on social issues
  • Providing opportunities to build relationships and strengthen bonds across communities
  • Providing support in identifying and developing leadership for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Planning for General Assembly and other related gatherings
  • Providing funding to bring commissioners to General Assembly
  • Providing funding to bring presbyteries, synods and congregations together for training and other events
  • Administering the Church  Leadership Connection — a referral system for all Presbyterian church leaders
  • Supporting Mid Council Ministries
  • Introducing Hands and Feet — coordinating mission teams and other resources to make a lasting difference in the lives of host  communities for the biennial  General Assembly
  • Publishing and distributing  of the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions
  • Addressing issues of inclusion and representation across the church
  • Offering advice and counsel to presbyteries and pastors who have immigration questions
  • Supporting a portion of the activities of the Presbyterian Mission Agency
  • Maintaining judicial services
  • Providing staffing, training and meeting costs for a wide-range of permanent and special General Assembly
  • committees and commissions essential to the governance of the church
  • Serving as the home for the Presbyterian Historical Society



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